The Lady Toppers are ranked no. 8 in the Southeast Regional by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the first top-10 ranking in program history.
Western was ranked no. 13 in the regional in the preseason poll.
The Lady Toppers are ranked behind Virginia (ranked no. 19 nationally), Duke (no. 29), North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Louisville, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Richmond and William & Mary round out the top 10.
The cross country team will compete at the Greater Louisville Classic all day Saturday at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park. Check back Saturday afternoon for a recap of the event.